The web is built by many different companies and individuals, giving consumers of the platform a unique chance to become contributors to its evolution. Rather than griping about how broken something on the web is, remember that you can play a part in fixing it! (smus.com)
95% of the information on the web is written language. It is only logical to say that a web designer should get good training in the main discipline of shaping written information, in other words: Typography. (informationarchitects.net)
How Apple compresses video using JPEG, JSON, and <canvas>. (docs.google.com)
James Long built a cool demo using Web Audio API at a recent startup weekend he attended. He explains how it was built and why we as web developers need to keep pushing hard developing mobile web apps. (jlongster.com)
Dominic Szablewski is psyched on HTML5 game development. He has even written his own game engine. This great post expresses his current frustration with the state of the web. (phoboslab.org)
Chris Heilmann spent a weekend in a resort in Mallorca. He was invited by an IT consultancy from Frankfurt to join them at their off-site and give a two hour (re)introduction to HTML5. Here are some of his notes wrapped up in a nice post. (hacks.mozilla.org)
The original favicon was a 16×16 pixel file named favicon.ico that lived in the top directory of your public web files but with “retina” displays becoming more common, and with favicons used in many places other than browser tabs, the approach now is to provide a much larger image, at least 64×64 pixels. (nashape.com)
Tools / Resources
Responsive Measure is a simple script that allows you to pass in a selector which generates the ideal font size needed to produce the ideal measure for your text. (github.com)
Envato is looking for a few friendly, technically competent developers to augment their team. They’ve got a preference for people with commercial Ruby and/or Rails experience, but for them it’s far more important that you’re a capable problem solver, who can learn quickly and think on your feet. (techjobs.envato.com)
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